Fordham Law Welcomes Lawyers from Brazil


During the week of August 28, Fordham Law School will hold for the second time the Program in Strategic Law in collaboration with Fundacão Getulio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro) and IBS Business School de Minas Gerais. The program brings to the Law School almost 35 lawyers from around Brazil.

Topics covered during the one-week program include Introduction to the U.S. Legal System, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Compliance and Financial Crime, Project Finance, Intellectual Property, and International Arbitration. Classes will be taught by Fordham Law Professors Martin Gelter, Olivier Sylvain, and Thomas Lee; Martin Conniff (Morgan Lewis & Bockius), Daniel Kessler (White & Case), Alice BrightSky, the Law School’s senior director of compliance programs, and Toni Jaeger-Fine of the Law School’s Office of International and Non-J.D. Programs.

The program also includes a visit to and reception at Ladas & Parry and a visit to the New York Criminal Court; it concludes with a certificate ceremony and closing dinner.

“This program is an example of the kinds of partnerships we are designing to provide outstanding opportunities to international lawyers and to expand Fordham Law’s footprint in strategic areas around the world,” said Jaeger-Fine, assistant dean for international and non-J.D. programs. “We are delighted to continue our partnership with FGV and IBS and welcome this group of experienced and talented legal professionals to our community.”


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